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  2. UPDATE: EC blow for Thanathorn over media shareholding By The Nation File photo: Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit Future Forward leader cuts short Europe tour over ‘unexpected incident’ THE Election Commission (EC) yesterday unanimously resolved to press a charge against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit over alleged violation of media shareholding rules. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096662-ec-to-file-charge-against-thanathorn-over-alleged-violation-of-media-shareholding-rules/?do=findComment&comment=14072673
  3. EC blow for Thanathorn over media shareholding By The Nation File photo: Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit Future Forward leader cuts short Europe tour over ‘unexpected incident’ THE Election Commission (EC) yesterday unanimously resolved to press a charge against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit over alleged violation of media shareholding rules. Citing investigations by two EC panels, Sawang Boonmee, the EC deputy secretary-general, told a press conference that Thanathorn had allegedly violated the law by owning or holding 675,000 shares in V-Luck Media Company while registering as a candidate for the general election. “Thanathorn’s share certificate number is from 1350001 to 2025000,” said Sawang, referring to the findings of two panels the EC had set up to investigate the case. Thanathorn was accused of contravening Article 98 (3) of the Constitution and Article 42 (3) of election law, which states that a shareholder in a media company is barred from contesting an election for member of parliament, according to the EC. The action is punishable by disqualification. The case was filed by Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of the Association for Protection of the Thai Constitution, on March 25. An EC source said the agency had yet to suspend Thanathorn’s right to contest in elections for one year or give him an “orange” card, as it was just an initial charge. Thanathorn will have seven days to give testimony or submit documents in his defence to the EC, Sawang said, adding his lawyers would also be allowed to witness the trial. After the testimony, the EC will finalise the case as soon as possible in order to finish it before May 9 when it will announce the election results. However, Sawang said he could not tell at the moment which Article of the laws Thanathorn had violated. Thanathorn, whose party is tipped to win around 80 MP seats in last month’s election, was on the way back from his tour to Europe. He posted on his Facebook page yesterday that he had been notified to quickly return to Thailand to face an “unexpected” incident. Future Forward secretary-general, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul yesterday questioned the EC’s decision, saying the poll agency needs to wait until Thanathorn is endorsed as an MP before it can question his qualification. The news that Thanathorn still allegedly owned the shares while he was an MP candidate was first reported by Isra news agency before the election was held. The news agency reported that Thanathorn and his wife Raweepan owned a total of 900,000 shares, worth about Bt9 million, in V-Luck Media Company. But all of their shares in the media firm were reportedly transferred to Thanathorn’s mother on March 21, or three days before the election. Thanathorn’s lawyer had earlier said that his client had fully complied with the law, as he had transferred all his shares in the media firm on January 8 or one month before registration for election. Later it was found that on the day of the reported transfer, Thanathorn was in fact campaigning in Buri Ram. His legal team later said Thanathorn had rushed to Bangkok in the afternoon to sign the transfer document. However, Srisuwan challenged that claim. The activist yesterday filed additional documents with the EC in the case. Srisuwan said the explanation offered by Piyabutr, was not reasonable and he seemed to produce false documents to defend against the allegation. The activist said it was impossible for Thanathorn to be able to return to Bangkok from Buri Ram in such a short time as claimed by Piyabutr. Meanwhile, Raksagecha Chaechai, secretary-general of the Office of Ombudsman, said the EC had until tomorrow to submit an explanation to the office regarding a petition seeking an annulment of the March 24 election. The office last week resolved to accept the petition filed by the now-defunct Thai Raksa Chart Party’s former MP candidate, Reungkrai Leekijwatana, who asked the office to submit its opinion to the Administrative Court or the Constitutional Court regarding whether last month’s election should be annulled. The petitioner cited confusion and dubious matters occurring after the election for which the EC had failed to find solutions. Raksagecha said if the EC submitted the explanation in time, the office would be able to make a final decision before the May 9 deadline for the EC to announce the election results. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30368236 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-24
  4. and this <deleted> reciprocities....wt actual <deleted>..
  5. That's nonsense. There are 69,000,000 people living in Thailand. 69,000,000 * 0.0036 / 100 = 2484 expats. I think there are more than 2500 expats living here ..... Maybe you actually meant 0.36% for a total of 250,000 expats?
  6. Sorry mate, but this post sounds like it is emanating from a woman....
  7. School’s construction does not match approved plan where young girl killed by collapsed wall, says governor By Kritmet Loho The Nation Khon Kaen governor Somsak Jangtrakul on Tuesday morning led police and related officials to inspect a private school building in Tambon Ban Ped of Muang district, which had been partially collapsed during a hail and rain storm on Monday afternoon, killing a four-year-old girl. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096656-school’s-construction-does-not-match-approved-plan-where-young-girl-killed-by-collapsed-wall-says-governor/
  8. Couple accused of violating Thailand’s sovereignty ‘in hiding’ By The Nation The couple facing legal action related to their seastead floating home off Phuket is believed to have gone into hiding in Thailand. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096688-couple-accused-of-violating-thailand’s-sovereignty-‘in-hiding’/
  9. I've been travelling to Thailand for many years and my understanding has always been that the only way to stay for an extended period is either by Non O, Retirement or a B visa with work permit. Anything else was dodgy. However, I would agree to a point - by that I mean they should not turn people around but give them a one time warning. However, quite a few of those that have complained of being refused entry recently have been really trying it on - like the guy up in Chiang Mai, 7 years on ED visas I seem to remember.
  10. Calm down there big boy nothing to get that upset about. The big 4 are the embassies that stopped issuing letters and most here use that abbreviation. Thats the real reason some are leaving because the pensions never even came close to 65k. An ozzie mate showed me his pension which currently comes in at 39k on yesterdays exchange. He will leave without a big dramatic thread on TV The 800k changed with some seasoning and NOT a reason to run. Combo not know yet.. All these threads saying "Im gone thailand can suck it " followed by "I have the money but....." its all complete BS Its a good cleanse because its the poor that make up most of the bad noise about Thailand on TV especially because they are miserable always living on the edge and no spare cash to buy what they specifically came here for. BYE BYE
  11. Korat Immigration helped me to set up the online registration and after that its easy. It is supposed to be for business use only but they don't want the hassle so its far easier for them if its done online.
  12. THE absolute worst thing that can happen to this guy is he is allowed to live in that thing. I will tell you what, he is really onto something if he is thinking of housing prisoners. As far as living a nice life, that thing would be entertaining for all of about three hours after the first dramamine wore off.
  13. It appears that maybe I am not the only one living a sheltered life?
  14. Yeah, I saw that before, but I was wondering if anyone had been there, any thoughts etc? How is the actual crossing, cost, speed etc?
  15. This is all a little tough. Having been the victim of identity theft, my alter ego even filed a tax return in my name, which resulted in a whole world of hurt with the IRS, I'm pretty much on board with the banks, when their algorithms detect something suspicious freezing your account. And generally they freeze it, you call them, verify recent activity, and the account is unlocked, no need for new cards etc. The OP had a bank screw up! But once again, travel with more than one funding source, and surely he must have had someone who could have sent him money via Western Union or Moneygram???
  16. Wow. Ladyboy Michael? Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  17. " You don't have a clue". I have to agree with him...….. Get yourself organized, it's not good to be clueless in the middle of the clue mating season.
  18. I have never been a big fan of Trump but I dislike him a lot less than Hillary or Obama and his ladyboy Michael. I just didn't realize that people actually hit the streets dressed like those clowns. That is a disgrace to any nations image. Appalling.
  19. I have seen so many posts including one yesterday with Thai Visa posters saying they wouldn't recommend Bangkok/Phuket , Thailand for a holiday or for people to retire too. Saying thinks like its overpriced, visa problems, polution, bar girls/taxis/restaurants/condo sellers/wives ripping guys off I ask the question if Thailand is that bad why are you still here? Really , is the only reason you stay is that you have a woman for sex and take care of you but couldn't get one in your own country?
  20. His name is Dr Melcher. But OP is in CM.
  21. It seems like they say everything can kill you nowadays. One way to put my opinion on this, is if i can go to a local Thai market and buy some cheap fruits and vegetables and consume them. If this is the worst thing I am doing I will consider myself quite well off. I think unless you are growing your own, no matter how much you pay you are basically getting the same quality on a long time line.
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